Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 1 April 1942.

Air Raid Damage Reports Brentwood Division Essex Fire Service 1 April 1942.

Date                Time   Location         Damage

01/04/1942    13.53  Canvey          Barrage Balloon broke adrift and drifting towards

                                    Island             Hadleigh.  No damage.

01/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. found with wire fouling

Wakering       electric cables at Wick Farm.  1 slight casualty suffering shock.

01/04/1942    Found  Great            2 – Small Yellow Bombs.  1 unexploded and 1

Wakering       exploded whilst being interfered with causing 3 casualties, 2 serious and 1 slight 200 yards West of D.F. Wireless Station.  2 boys Burgess and Mott were conveyed Rochford Hospital where they died the same day from injuries received.

01/04/1942    Found  Great            1 – Small Yellow U.X.B. exploded whilst being

Wakering       examined by BDS at Halfway House Marshes causing 1 slight and 2 serious casualties to BDS personnel.  Lieut. Walton died of injuries the 1.4.42 and Lanc/Sergt. Bristow died the 4.4.42 in Southend Municipal Hospital Rochford.

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